These songs say it all for themselves. Just watch, listen and read :)
The song this time is Dharti kahe pukaar ke from Bimal Roy‘s movie Do Bigha Zamin (1953) with lyrics by Shailendra, and music by Salil Chowdhury. The movie features Balraj Sahni and Nirupa Roy, and deals with the themes of famine, value of land for farmers, migration for work, the burden of debt, and even catastrophic health expenditure! To think this was created in the 1950s in India! This film won many awards in the 1st filmfare and national film awards, and received international acclaim as well.
Find a copy and watch this movie asap. Balraj Sahni at his best.
A Manna Dey and Lata rendition. Listen to this song on gaana.com
(Courtesy: yours truly. Find the hindi version here )
bhaai re ganga aur jamuna ki geharee hai dhaar aage yaa peechhe sabko jaana hai paar dharti kahe pukarake, beej bichhale pyaar ke mausam beeta jaaye, mausam beeta jaaye apni kahaani chhod ja, kuch to nishani chhod ja kaun kahe is or, tu phir aay na aaye mausam beeta jaaye, mausam beeta jaaye teri raah mein kaliyon ne naina bichhaye daali-daali koyal kaali tere geet gaaye apni kahani chhod ja, kuchh to nishani chhod ja kaun kahe is or, tu phir aaye na aaye mausam beeta jaaye, mausam beetaa jaaye o bhaai re neela ambar muskaye, har saans tarane gaaye, hay tera dil kyun murjhaye o man ki bansi pe tu bhi koi dhun baja le bhaai, tu bhi muskura le apni kahani chhod ja, kuchh to nishani chhod ja kaun kahe is or, tu phir aaye na aaye mausam beeta jaaye, mausam beetaa jaaye